(a)        in clause (f), the word "and" at the end, shall be omitted; and

(b)        for clause (g), the following shall be substituted, namely:—

            "(g)      review its orders, decisions or determinations;

            (h)        settle disputes between the licensees;

            (i)         issue guidelines and standards operating procedures; and

            (j)         perform any other function which is incidental or consequential to any of the aforesaid functions.".

5. Insertion of Section 12A, Act XL of 1997.—In the said Act, after Section 12, the following new section shall be inserted, namely:—

"12A.  Appeal.—Any person aggrieved by any decision or order of the Single Member of the Authority or, as the case may be, Tribunal established under Section 11 may, within thirty days of the decision or order, prefer an appeal to the Authority in the prescribed manner and the Authority shall decide such appeal within sixty days,".

6.  Amendment of Section 29, Act XL of 1997.—In the said Act, in Section 29,—

(a)        for the words "three hundred thousand" the words "one hundred million", shall be substituted; and

(b)        for the words "a higher penalty as may be prescribed" the words "a fine which may extend to five hundred thousand rupees per day" shall be substituted.

 

7. Amendment of Section 31, Act XL of 1997.—In the said Act, in Section 31, in sub-section (4), for the second proviso the following shall be substituted, namely:—

            "Provided further that the Authority may, on a monthly basis and not later than a period of seven days, make adjustments in the approved tariff on account of any variations in the fuel charges and, policy guidelines as the Federal Government may issue and, notify the tariff so adjusted in the official Gazette.".

8. Amendment of Section 38, Act XL of 1997.—In the said Act, in Section 38, after sub-section (2), the following new sub-section shall be added, namely:–

"(3) Any person aggrieved by any decision or order of the Provincial Office of Inspection may, within thirty days of the receipt of the order, prefer an appeal to the Authority in the prescribed manner and the Authority shall decide such appeal within sixty days.".

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